News

Martin Shaw Society 14.07.18

Our friends at the Martin Shaw Soicety cordially invite any Milfordians who are able to make it to the british Library on

Monday September 17th 2018, 1- 5.30pm

Featuring discussions with leading experts on Shaw, a man described by Iain Burnside as 'the missing link between Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.' The first major event dedicated to Shaw, this is a not to be missed event for enthusiasts of lesser known English composers.

Milford's Flute Sonata in Performance 13.07.18

The delightful Flute Sonata in A is receiving another performance this coming week by James Dutton at St. James' Piccadilly. The recital begins at 1.10pm. The Trust is indebted to James for his dedication to the work and if you are in the area why not take a bit of time out to enjoy the music.

New Milford News Available 04.07.18

The new edition of the Milford News can be downloaded for free from here. The periodic newsletter of the Robin Milford Trust, this edition includes:

  • Trust Updates
  • Partnership Arrangements
  • Recording News
  • Concert Performances
  • Introductions to Kathryn Rudge and Stephen Betts
  • More general Milfordia!

If you would like to include any information for future editions please contact Peter Hunter at pdhunter@hotmail.co.uk.

Trust Update June 2018 26.06.18

We are very pleased to announce a close collaboration with the London Music Press and Victoria College of Music and Drama Examinations in the promotion of Robin Milford. This will also involve the J H Lewis Archive on the London Music Press Website.

We express our sincere gratitude to Stewart Thompson, Robin Wood and Dr Martin Ellerby for their assistance and encouragement in this collaboration. Stewart, in particular, has taken on the role of an ex officio Trustee in the absence of Dr David Pennant during his prolonged serious illness.

Stewart is working in close conjunction with Peter Hunter on Trust business. All enquiries regarding Trust matters and Milford's music should be addressed to Peter (pdhunter@hotmail.co.uk) or Stewart (jhlewisarchive@londonmusicpress.com )

A Robin Milford Weekend at Oxford 06.08.17

The events are on Saturday 21st October at 1130, 1430, 1630, 1930 and next day at 1715 and 1745. See here.

Wednesday August 16th at Oxford 30.07.17

Emma Shepherd plays Four Pieces for Viola by Robin at 1930 hours. Details here

Oxford Concert 30.07.17

Emma Shepherd will perform Four Pieces for Viola and Piano by Robin on 

Wednesday August 16th at 1930. 

Milford Festival 08.07.17

This will take place in Oxford during October 21 - 22. Thank you.

Budleigh Music Festival July 7 - 15 06.06.17

Budleigh Music Festival July 7 - 15. See 

http://www.budleighmusicfestival.co.uk 

Milford at Lewes 04.07.16

Hear Robin's Elegiac Meditation on Saturday July 9th at 1945 at the All Saints Centre, Lewes, and come back on Saturday 4th March 2017 for more . . .

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Darkling Thrush CD 28.11.15

Dutton Vocalion have recorded The Darkling Thrush, coupled with Britten and Delius Violin Concerti. Much to enjoy here.

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New Book 13.07.15

A new book, Robin Milford, A Composer Illuminated by his Personal Correspondence and War Diary (volume 1, Printplanet, 2015) by Peter Hunter, is available from the author: pdhunter@hotmail.co.uk

Piano Concerto digitised 17.06.15

Thanks to Ian Abernethy who has now digitised the piano concertino for use in the autumn in London.

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English Music Festival performance 25.05.15

Robin's Miniature Concerto for Strings was performed in the final concert of the English Music Festival on Monday 25th May 2015 at Dorchester Abbey. It was also the subject of a summer workshop for strings in June 2015 for students in a small city in the Mojave desert in southern California.

Tavistock Festival 2015 19.05.15

David Crocker, one of our most faithful Milfordians, has once again included Robin in his annual organ recital as part of the 2015 Tavistock Festival. 

Thank you David for being such a loyal promoter of Robin's music.

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Chamber Ensemble Camp 19.05.15

Summer Strings is a week-long chamber music camp for intermediate and advanced string players running from June 8-12th 2015. During the week the group will focus on two main pieces: "Miniature Concerto" by Robin Milford and Corelli's "Christmas" Concerto Grosso.

Download the PDF brochure.

More details as they become available.

Concertino for Harpsichord digitised 06.04.15

Ian Abernethy has kindly digitised the Concertino for Harpsichord so that it can be played by Margaret Fingerhut and students. Many thanks!

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Violin Concerto 05.04.15

The English Music Festival’s CD containing Robin’s violin concerto (EMR CD013) continues to enjoy a high profile and good reviews.

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New CD release 05.04.15

Robert Plane and others have issued a CD of seven pieces of chamber music by Robin - released 6th October 2014.

The CD was Musicweb’s “recording of the month” and is reviewed by Philip R Buttall.

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BBC Radio 3 - Best of British 30.12.14

BBC Radio 3 selected Robin Milford as the penultimate composer to be featured on their "Best of British" playlist in 2014. They chose Robin's Fishing by Moonlight to play on the 30th December, with the final New Year's Eve show being given to George Frederic Handel. A full list of the British composers selected for this series is available to view on the BBC Radio 3 website. Makes for interesting reading!

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The Ancient Mariner 05.03.14

A setting by Robin Milford of part of The Ancient Mariner has surfaced. Robin presented this to his grandparents for their Golden Wedding.